Linda Diane Wilkerson
October 24, 1948 – November 15, 2020
Linda Diane Chadwick Wilkerson, age 72, of Daytona Beach, FL, formerly of Knoxville, passed away on Sunday, November 15, 2020. Diane was of the Baptist faith and she loved her family dearly.
Diane was preceded in death by her husband, Tommy Wilkerson; mother Hazel Chadwick. She leaves behind to cherish her loving memories daughter, Kristie Sweet; grandchildren, Madeline Schimenti, Christopher Sweet; one great-grandson; father and step-mother, Fred and Nancy Chadwick; brothers and sisters-in -law, Brian and Rhonda Chadwick, Rick and Connie Chadwick, Vick and Tammy Chadwick, and many nieces nephews cousins and friends.
Family and friends will gather at Berry Highland South Cemetery for a Graveside Service on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at 1:00pm, with Rev. Connie Mack "Cotton" Kelly to officiate the service. Online condolences can be made to the family at www.berryhighlandsouth.com.
Berry Highland South Funeral Home 9010 E. Simpson Rd. Knoxville, TN 37920
Sunday, November 22, 2020
Linda Diane Wilkerson
November 25, 2020
Rick and Vick,
I am so sorry to read of Linda's passing. I know you will miss her. Please know that my thoughts and prayers are with you and your families.
November 22, 2020
Diane and I became friends as teenagers, 50+ years ago, when I was dating her cousin Steve. Diane used to go to the quarry to swim with us on weekends or to play mini-golf and other adventures. She was so much fun, and she taught me to laugh at life more and stand up for myself more. Life throws curves at all of us, but Diane will always be that vibrant ball of joking energy in my heart. Diane was a laughing presence at all the family get-togethers, and I loved Aunt Hazel, Uncle Fred, Diane, Rick, Vick, and Brian as my own family. For the past 6 months, Diane and I have connected regularly via Facebook private messages, and it was a happy thing for us both. I'm stunned and saddened that Diane is gone. I'm broken-hearted for the family, who I will always love and remember as my own, no matter the time or distance. God's blessings and comfort on all.